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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 18 (1998), No. 3     1. May 1998
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 18 (1998), No. 3  (01.05.1998)

Page 217-225

Six-Year Follow-Up With Empress Veneers
This study reports on 6 years' experience with IPS Empress laminate veneers. A total of 83 anterior veneers were positioned in 21 patients from January 1991 to December 1996 in the author's private practice. Final evaluation was ca rried out in May and June 1997. Color match, marginal discoloration, recurrent caries, contour, and marginal integrity were evaluated using the modified U.S. Public Health Service criteria at baseline and subsequent recall appointments. On the basis of the criteria used, a large percentage of veneers were rated Alfa. Only one failure was recorded, resulting in a success rate of 98.8%. A thorough description of clinical procedures and laboratory techniques through which anterior teeth can be successfully treated with ceramic veneers is supplied. A clinical case is prsented to demonstrate the satisfactory esthetic results obtained using this very conservative restorative technique.